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My Ancestors’ Signature #1 ~ William Gordon Chestnut

Signature 3D WordA fellow Genealogist, Dara McGiven, posted a blog in which she posted one of her Ancestors Signatures. It is called a Signature Silhouette! Thank you for the idea. I hope I can give it justice.

How many of you have searched for any kind of photo of an Ancestor and you weren’t able to find one? Especially for one who lived before photography was invented? Have you ever looked through documents like wills, or marriage licenses and you discover that your 3x Great Grandpa had signed it? This signature is a little piece of him that was left behind. By posting it online we can preserve it for future generations.

   6x Great Grandfather

Man's SilhouetteWilliam Chestnut signature 1707 S

 William Gordon Chestnut 1767-1802

From “letter of intent” to marry 1787

 

 

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

 

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